Activities: A member of the Defense Research Institute, Mr. Leghorn is an active member of its Drug and Medical Device Committee and Mass Tort Committee. In addition, he is an active member of the Product Liability Committee and Drug and Medical Device Subcommittee of the Litigation Section of the American Bar Association and the International Association of Defense Counsel. Mr. Leghorn is a sustaining member of the Product Liability Advisory Council. He is also on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council. An International Who’s Who of Product Defense Attorneys, Mr. Leghorn was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2007 (Copyright 2006 by Woodward/White, Inc. of Aiken, S.C.). Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey. He has also been recognized as a "New England Super Lawyer" in Class Action and Mass Torts based on a peer-review survey by Boston Magazine (2005, 2006, 2007). Pro Bono Work Mr. Leghorn has dedicated substantial time to pro bono matters. On October 10, 2006, he helped prepare and file an amicus curiae brief in the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents and the Massachusetts Association of School Committee, Inc. The brief urged the court to uphold the use of voluntary desegregation plans to further the compelling interest of achieving racially diverse schools, and it discussed the successful use of such desegregation efforts in Massachusetts.